What are the chances two people living States apart in the US would meet in the upstairs knitting attic of a (non-closed) yarn shop along historical Mainstreet in Unionville, Ontario, Canada? That’s just how I met Janette, wife of The Whispering Woodturner! When it came to finding a prize for Air Bender MKAL, she popped to mind as Whispering was one of the potential name ideas 😊. Let’s get to know our generous prize donor a little better. Please welcome Janette and hubby, Steve, to our event!
The Newest Knit Eco Chic Design
Foreword: Are silk worms animals? If you answer “yes,” best skip this blog and avoid silk yarn.
A Tale of Two Princesses
Legend holds that a princess was enjoying a cup of tea in the garden when a silk cocoon dropped into her cup. The warm tea loosened the cocoon “glue” and as she pulled it out, she was first to see the lustrous and strong fiber that comprised it.
Welcome to our annual MKAL! This year’s MKAL is the third in our “The Unique Sheep” global elements series. From sun to water to wind, Solar Flare Circular Shawl to Oceanic to now Air Bender, explore the heights and depths of God’s great creation through your stitches.
Vera Lewchuk October 6, 1926 – July 15, 2019
Vera Lewchuk, born Vera Litovchik, passed away almost to the day 4 years after her beloved Nick. She lived in Canada her 93 years, the mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of 9! A small independent businesswoman, she opened The Pendulum Beautique in 1970. Even so, she always took the time to show her love to us with homemade traditional foods.
Happy Independence Days – as I celebrated Canada Day on July 1st and Puddles celebrates Independence Day today, I thought it would be fun to take a break from our regular broadcasting to have a fun “indies unite” book review.
Summer knitting invites easy stitches with June Blooms. Inspired by my gramma June’s dying words to me, “keep knitting; keep designing,” it contrasts her love of simple garment design with the vibrant colors of a day in the garden. June Blooms works beautifully over tank tops and long-sleeved shirts alike.
Thank you for voting in the poll on whether to have a video tutorial for the rather rare, but easy, cast on used in the June Blooms pattern. Enjoy the video or to jump to a specific spot, see the “quick navigation” below!
Escape to the mountains; escape to the beach; let the wind lift your stitches to a place of windswept texture and peace. Air Bender MKAL creates a gradient soft triangular shaped shawl with three personalization options. The 6 week-long event includes 5 clues (fully written and fully charted), chat, games, blog interviews, and prizes.
When I started publishing back in November 2011, I never imagined God would bless me with 100 designs! As I near that number, Puddles and I thought it’d be fun to have a celebration along the way. The next release, number 95, kicks off Puddles 100th pattern dash event!